LipiFlow for the Treatment of Evaporative Dry Eye

LipiflowLipiFlow® is a new procedure designed to treat the root cause of Evaporative Dry Eye: blocked Meibomian glands. Blocked meibomian glands prevent the eyes from secreting enough oily lipids to maintain a comfortable tear consistency.

When the delicate tear balance is disrupted by a lack of lipids, tears evaporate on the surface of the eye resulting in dry eye symptoms like burning, sensitivity to light, blurred vision and extreme discomfort in dry or windy conditions. Along with adversely affecting your quality of life and general eye health, evaporative dry eye disease can worsen over time, even with continued use of eye drops and other treatments.

Resume Natural Production of Lipids

LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation reduces the need for artificial tears and other prescription dry eye treatments by attending to the cause of evaporative dry eye symptoms, the meibomian glands themselves. Opening and clearing these blocked glands can allow them to resume natural production of lipids (oils) needed for a healthy tear film.

Think of it as a “spa treatment” for your eyes. Gentle heat and light pressure create a warm massage that stimulates the meibomian glands’ natural lipid production and helps restore the balance disrupted by evaporative dry eye.

The TearScience Experience from Lipiflow on Vimeo.

Four weeks after a single LipiFlow® procedure, 79 percent of patients saw a significant reduction in dry eye symptoms. And LipiFlow®’s effects are long-lasting. Most people can wait eight to twelve months before coming back to the office for retreatment.

Learn More Today

Do you think that LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation might be the answer for your dry eyes? Schedule a consultation with one of our expert eye care physicians to see if you are a good candidate. Click here or Call 1 (800) 321-3937 now to schedule your consultation with one of our doctors.

Like LASIK, LipiFlow® is not covered by most insurance plans, but Virginia Eye Consultants offers a number of affordable financing options that may be right for you. Don’t let chronic dry eye disease stop you from living your life to the fullest. Call us today.